School: Aodh Rua, Dún na nGall (roll number 13382)

Donegal, Co. Donegal
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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1034, Page 198

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Once upon a time there was a carpenter in (Rilkar) kilear. He was a very cross man and would not speak to anyone. One day a man met him when he was coming home from his work and asked him where he was working to day and he said, “I was putting stairs in the master”

Once upon a time there was a mistress who had a French nurse. Once[sic] night when she came from aa card party, she said, Did the children behave themselves when you bathed them. “Yes!” all but the biggest boy.” “He kicked and fought before I could get him into the water.” “Which big boy” asked the mistress. “The big boy with the glasses and the curly hair” answered the nurse. “Goodness grace (an) said the women, “That's not my boy that's my husband.”

Jack Mac Cormick
Donegal, Co. Donegal